Extending the Number System

Don't feel negative about negative numbers. Individuals extend their knowledge of positive numbers and fractions to rational numbers. They see how to represent negative rational numbers on a number line, learn about opposites and absolute value, see how to compare and order rational numbers, and consider how to use negative values in context.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource as part of a review for a unit test
Classroom Considerations
  • Fourth of seven installments in 6th Grade Math
  • Knowledge of plotting positive fractions on a number line and plotting ordered pairs on a coordinate grid is necessary
  • Provides examples of how to apply mathematical practice standards to the lesson content
  • A separate file gives sample answers to the worksheets
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